Letter from the Editor
Every academic year ends with a beginning. The start of Spring, the start of Summer Break, and in our case, the rebirth of an era. In EMBODIED’s first official print issue in over four years, we are pleased to be sharing with you EMBODIED Issue 13. This marks the publication’s first ever un-themed issue, championing the freedom we have always strived to embrace in the voices we uplift and the stories we tell.
Having begun the year with Issue 11: “Print is Dead,” we come full circle with an issue available exclusively in print. It features a collection of essays, short stories, poetry, and visual art from our brilliant and thought-provoking staff and contributors. The featured work aims to encapsulate snapshots of defining moments in art and culture this year, from treatises on the empowering humanization of Cardi Belcalis Almanzar, popularly known as Cardi B, through one writer’s cultural identification with the icon to a critical look at the entertainment industry one year after the historic catalyzation of the #MeToo Movement.
As another year in EMBODIED comes to a celebratory close, on behalf of magazine, it has been the greatest pleasure being on this ride, and we thank you for bearing witness to our greatest ambitions that we hope to see blossom and dance into a thrilling and bright future. We wish you all a beautiful summer holiday, and we will see ya soon.
- Kaylee Warren